Graphics Device Is Not Available at This Time

Updated: 1 year ago
Article ID: 18090

Common Problems

Graphics device is not available at this time. Please try starting StarCraft II again, or restarting your machine. If the problem persists, for more information consult our support website at

If you see this error when attempting to launch StarCraft II, try these steps:

  • Restart your computer to resolve problems caused by programs and services running in the background.
  • You may see this error message if your graphics card doesn't meet our minimum system requirements.
  • Update your drivers to resolve any compatibility issues.
  • Some crashes are caused by Overlay Incompatibilities if they aren't fully updated. If updating doesn't help, try disabling or uninstalling these programs.
  • Reset your in-game options to resolve crashing and performance problems.

Tried everything here?

If you have tried these steps and still require assistance, please visit our Technical Support Forums or contact us.